Lightning strike

Lightning strike

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Caption: Lightning strike. Coloured historical infrared image of a lightning bolt striking a lightning rod on the Empire State Building, New York, USA. Lightning is an electrical discharge between a thundercloud and the ground. Temperatures at the strike site can reach tens of thousands of degrees Celsius. This image was taken by John Pomerov Gaty, and was published in the Illustrated London News on 2nd September 1933.

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